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Business Management & Accounting


Associate of Applied Science

Program Length: 20 months (may be completed in as little as 15 months)

Degree Overview

associates degree in business

Are you considering earning an associate's degree in accounting or in business management?

If you are looking for an associates degree in business management or an associates degree in accounting, then you may want to consider the Associate of Applied Science in Business Management and Accounting degree program.

Business Management and Accounting Degree Program

The Associate of Applied Science in Business Management and Accounting degree program can help give you a strong background in accounting, marketing, insurance, finance, electronic commerce, and more. This foundation can prepare you for a variety of responsible management positions because of its focus on business and economic concepts and their relationship to our social systems. In this program, you'll also learn about ethical responsibilities, accountability, analytic thinking, and the leadership styles that lead to effective management qualities. So, don't limit yourself with just an associates degree in accounting or in business management alone, enroll in the Associate of Applied Science in Business Management and Accounting degree program at CollegeAmerica.

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Course Descriptions

CourseCourse NameCredits

ACC 101 Accounting Fundamentals 3.0
ACC 103 Payroll Accounting 4.0
ACC 108 Computerized Accounting 3.0
ACC 213 Accounting Principles I 3.0
ACC 233 Income Tax 3.5
APP 101 Computer Fundamentals 3.5
APP 126 Databases 3.5
CSS 101 Psychology of Motivation 4.0
ECN 220 Economics 4.0
ENG 101 English Composition 4.0
ENG 223 Communication Arts 4.0
FIN 231 Principles of Finance 4.0
HIS 220 American Civilization 4.0
MAN 103 Management Principles 4.0
MAN 104 Business Practices 4.0
MAN 105 Marketing 4.0
MAN 210 Entrepreneurship 4.0
MAN 222 Investment Principles 4.0
MAN 223 Internet Commerce 4.0
MAN 224 Business Law 4.0
MAT 220 College Algebra 4.0
PHI 221 Introduction to Logic 4.0
PRG 101 Solutions Concepts 3.5
PSY 299 Professional Development 4.0

Course Description

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Accounting Fundamentals

Introduces the fundamental principles and practices of accounting, including the theory of debit and credit and the accounting cycle. Includes beginning steps in analysis of accounting transactions and their relationships to the basic accounting equation in preparation for more complex problem analysis in advanced accounting. Covers accounts receivable, accounts payable, special journals, cash receipts and payments, and banking procedures, as well as the accrual basis of accounting and the preparation of the worksheet and financial statements.

Credits: 3.0

Payroll Accounting

Presents the theoretical and practical applications of payroll procedures and emphasizes the methods of computing wages and salaries, keeping records, and the preparation of various federal and state government reports. Students are required to complete a comprehensive payroll project. (Prerequisite: ACC101, or with consent of the dean)

Credits: 4.0

Computerized Accounting

Provides a hands-on approach to learning how automated accounting systems function. Students operate a computerized general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll system. (Prerequisite: ACC101, or with consent of the dean)

Credits: 3.0

Accounting Principles I

A continuation of ACC101 with special emphasis on accounts receivable and uncollectible accounts, promissory notes, merchandise inventory, and tangible and intangible assets. Emphasizes the theory of internal control using the voucher system. Corporate topics include capital stock transactions, dividends, treasury stocks, and earnings per share, long-term liabilities, and shortterm investments. (Prerequisite: ACC101, or with consent of the dean)

Credits: 3.0

Income Tax

Timely, comprehensive study of the federal income tax structure as related to individuals, including problems intended to provide a thorough understanding of the taxation laws. Practice in the preparation of the tax returns, supplemental forms and schedules required to be filed by individuals. (Prerequisite: ACC101, or with consent of the dean)

Credits: 3.5

Computer Fundamentals

This course introduces the elements of several popular computer software programs in word processing, spreadsheet management, and presentation design, Emphasis will be placed on the basic fundamentals of document creation, saving, and printing along with the more advanced concepts of presentation design.

Credits: 3.5

Databases

This course introduces several current database software products and their use in business. Emphasis is placed on database terminology in the study of tables, queries, forms, and reports. Computations and expressions are used to perform database inquiries.

Credits: 3.5

Psychology of Motivation

Students review skills necessary to be successful in college, including: note-taking, study skills, writing, finding and using information on the Internet, and reading/understanding college-level text. Students are exposed to basic motivation theories, values clarification, and philosophic principles.

Credits: 4.0

Economics

Basic course in microeconomic concepts. Topics include recession and depression, the circular flow of production and consumption, the role of the market in the economy, wage and price movements, and other key points.

Credits: 4.0

English Composition

This course focuses on the principles of effective English composition with a comprehensive review and reinforcement of language arts skills. Emphasis is placed on the four essentials of writing: unity, support, coherence, and sentence skills. Practice in proofreading, editing, revision, and clear thinking is incorporated throughout the course.

Credits: 4.0

Communication Arts

This course focuses on developing critical thinking and communication skills in both verbal and nonverbal areas. Emphasis is placed on debate, panel discussions, committee work, conflict resolution, interviews, and editorial writing.

Credits: 4.0

Principles of Finance

Emphasizes money and capital markets, investments, corporate finance, and the universal application of each for a more micro-oriented realistic approach to finance. Money, capital markets, and financial instruments begin the course study with investment theory developed to guide the student's choice of financial instruments. Concluding the course are the special finance problems of the large investor.

Credits: 4.0

American Civilization

This course covers the history of the United States from the American Revolution to the present. Emphasis is on the economic, political, and social development of our country.

Credits: 4.0

Management Principles

An introduction to the basic principles of management as it applies to formal organizations. Students are introduced to the importance of effective management within organizations. The traditional management framework is used to provide essential skills in planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling.

Credits: 4.0

Business Practices

Analyzes the major business activities of marketing, production, financial/information management, and personnel. Instructs students in the operation of a business, focusing on ownership, business operations, and career opportunities.

Credits: 4.0

Marketing

This course focuses on business activities necessary to match products and markets. Marketing functions such as purchasing, distribution, consumer analysis, promotion, and pricing are discussed.

Credits: 4.0

Entrepreneurship

This course is a career-related overview of business startups, idea identification, value proposition, and competitive advantages in a student's area of specialization. The student will be able to identify and evaluate new business ideas; to learn how to prepare and evaluate business plans; and to identify capital sources for new ventures.

Credits: 4.0

Investment Principles

Focuses on real estate investments, both private and commercial. Terminology, mortgage and other financing means, valuation and appraisal concepts are discussed.

Credits: 4.0

Internet Commerce

Introduces Internet commerce basics and focuses on business concepts and applying technology in order to be successful. Other topics include globalizing a company, marketing and advertising, market trends, vendor solutions, credit card verification systems, security auction technologies, storefronts, and overall technology architecture. Students will learn to utilize Internet commerce solutions from process re-engineering to deployment and testing.

Credits: 4.0

Business Law

Deals with the legal problems confronting businesses such as court procedures, contracts, property law, fair credit reporting, the Privacy Act, business relationships, and supervision.

Credits: 4.0

College Algebra

Designed to improve skills in numbers and algebraic expressions, solving equations, graphing, sets, exponents, radicals, inequalities, formulas, and applications.

Credits: 4.0

Introduction to Logic

This course focuses on the techniques for determining the validity of arguments and analyzing problems in the world. Topics include a discussion of informal fallacies, Aristotelian logic, and symbolic logic.

Credits: 4.0

Solutions Concepts

Introduces students to project management. Topics include analysis of business requirements, development and deployment cycles, creating project plans for successful delivery, implementation of risk management techniques and mitigation strategies, scheduling task cycles, and implementing monitoring tools and controls to track project progress

Credits: 3.5

Professional Development

This course addresses employment search and acquisition skills. Topics include matching qualifications with job requirements, resume preparation, and job applications. Also includes cover letters, follow-up letters, resignation letters, and recommendation letters. Classroom activities include discussion of basic interviewer questions and interviewing techniques.

Credits: 4.0

Total Courses: 24Total Credits: 91

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Available Online: This program is delivered fully online.
Arizona Locations: Flagstaff, Phoenix
Colorado Locations: Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins, South Colorado Springs
Wyoming Locations: Cheyenne

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